An American businessman and entrepreneur, McCaw is best known for his firsts in the cellular phone industry. He established the McCaw Cellular, which is currently a division of AT&T Mobility, as well as Clearwire Corporation.
Craig McCaw Family Tree
Read on to find out more about the famous family of Craig McCaw.
Craig McCaw Parents – John Elroy McCaw and Marion Oliver McCaw Garrison
McCaw’s father had built a successful business out of buying and selling TV and radio stations. In the 1960s, he entered the cable television industry and his four sons, including McCaw, worked as linesmen and door-to-door salesmen.
Marion was an accountant.
Craig McCaw Siblings
McCaw has 3 brothers; he is the second son of his parents. Keith McCaw, the youngest of the four brothers, died of accidental causes in 2002.
Craig McCaw Spouse – Wendy McCaw (Ex), Susan Rasinski McCaw (Current)
Name – Wendy McCaw
Born – 1952
Wendy is the owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press. She studied history at Stanford University and met Craig there. They got married in 1974, a year after their graduation. Together, they developed McCaw Communications into McCaw Cellular. In 1994, they sold the company to AT&T. In 1997, they divorced and Wendy received a divorce settlement of US$ 460 million.
Wendy is a staunch defender of animal rights and has donated millions of dollars to help return Keiko, the orca that starred in Free Willy, to the wild. She has received the 2004 Michael Douglas Philanthropist of the Year Award and the Genesis Awards for Outstanding Newspaper Editorials by the Human Society of the United States in 2005.
Currently, she lives in Santa Barbara with Arthur von Wiesenberger, her fiancé.
Name – Susan Rasinski McCaw
Born – 1962
Susan was formerly the U.S. ambassador to Austria between 2005 and 2007. She is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and a political fundraiser. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and completed her MBA from Harvard Business School. Currently, she is president of COM Investments, which is a private investment firm.
Some of Susan’s several appointments are:
- Member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University
- Founder and board member of the Malala Fund for girls’ education
Craig McCaw Children – Julia McCaw, Reed McCaw, Chase McCaw
McCaw and Susan have 3 children. Not much is known about them.
Craig McCaw Net Worth
According to Forbes, McCaw has a net worth of US$ 1.84 billion (November 2014). He has earned the better part of his wealth in the telecom industry. He is the 340th richest person in the United States of America. He is #988 on the list of billionaires in the world. He ranks #340 in the Forbes 400 list.